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The First Christmas by Marcus J. Borg
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At some points it gets tough to wade through, but it is an admirable task - unpacking the meaning behind the Christmas stories in the New Testament. Given that most of the stuff in the traditional Christmas story probably never happened (census, trip ...more
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The Meaning of Jesus by Marcus J. Borg
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Presents the traditional Christian view on a number of points (was the resurrection a literal event, was Mary a Virgin, why did Jesus die, etc.) as well as Borg's more contemporary view. The authors clearly disagree, but treat each other with respect ...more
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Jesus in Contemporary Scholarship by Marcus J. Borg
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A collection of essays, some more technical than others. If you are hard core history nut like me, you might like it, but it is not for everyone.
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The Heart of Christianity by Marcus J. Borg
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Probably Borg's best book, and the best introduction to his thought. If you want to understand his point of view and his message, this is the place to go. Anybody who is fed up with right-wing Christian rhetoric or who has trouble swallowing traditio ...more
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Reading the Bible Again for the First Time by Marcus J. Borg
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Covers the new testament and the Hebrew scriptures and does just what it says - treats these texts with reverence, but recognizes that they were written by falible humans, not dictated by the almighty.
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Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time by Marcus J. Borg
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Read this maybe 8 years ago or so. This was the first book by this author that I read. Borg attempts to present a Jesus that is historically credible, yet who could still inspire someone to want to call him/herself a Christian. "Old paradigm" Christi ...more
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Miles by Miles Davis
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Pops by Terry Teachout
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Take This Bread by Sara  Miles
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Autobiography of a Lesbian Christian with a long history of involvement in social activism. Anne Lamott commented that she was going to "foist this book on every single hard-core left-wing religious nut" that she knew. Miles describes here expeirence ...more
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